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Your guide to the 2022 local elections

  • Q&A with Gubernatorial Candidates
  • 2022 Election Dates to Know
  • Three Ways to Cast Your Ballot
  • New IL District Maps
  • In the News
  • Voting FAQ
  • Helpful links

Q&A with Gubernatorial Candidates

2022 Illinois election dates to know

Three ways to cast your ballot

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If you are not registered, visit this site to ensure your voice is heard this election!

Option 1: Vote by Mail May 19 – June 28

  • Apply March 30 - June 23 to request a ballot by mail
  • Receive your ballot in the mail and make your selections
  • Send ballot back to your local election authority in a well-sealed envelope

Vote by mail applications can be found here

Option 2: Vote Early May 19 – June 27
Check which locations are open for early voting under your local election authority.

    • Visit the polling place between the following hours to cast your ballot

      15 days prior to election
      Weekdays – 8:30 am -4:30 pm or 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

      8 days prior to election
      Weekdays – 8:30 am – 7:00 pm or 9:00 am – 7:00 pm
      Saturdays & Holidays – 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
      Sundays – 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

      *These hours of operation apply only to permanent branch polling locations. Check with your local election authority for more specific times/locations for your area.

Option 3: Election Day June 28

  • Polling places open from 6:00 am – 7:00 pm.

Click here to look up your polling place.

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New IL District Maps

Illinois legislative and congressional districts have been redistricted ahead of the 2022 elections.

In the News

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Voting FAQ

  • What is grace period registration?
    • Grace period registration is an extension of the regular registration deadline.
  • What is grace period voting?
    • If a voter who registers to vote or changes his or her address during this grace period wishes to vote at the election or primary occurring during this grace period, he or she must do so in-person at the same time that he/she registers.

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Helpful Links